DID YOU KNOW THESE THINGS HAD NAMES?

DID YOU KNOW THESE THINGS HAD NAMES?

1. The space between your eyebrows is called a glabella.

2. Petrichor – The way it smells after the rain is called petrichor.

3. Aglet – The plastic or metallic coating at the end of your shoelaces is called an aglet.

4. Wamble – The rumbling of stomach is actually called a wamble.

5. Vagitus – The cry of a new born baby is called a vagitus.

6. Tines – The prongs on a fork are called tines.

7. Phosphenes – The sheen or light that you see when you close your eyes and press your hands on them are called phosphenes.

8. Box Tent – The tiny plastic table placed in the middle of a pizza box is called a box tent.

9. Overmorrow – The day after tomorrow is called overmorrow.

10. Minimus – Your tiny toe or finger is called minimus.

11. Agraffe – The wired cage that holds the cork in a bottle of champagne is called an agraffe.

12. Vocables – The ‘na na na’ and ‘la la la’, which don’t really have any meaning in the lyrics of any song, are called vocables.

13. Interrobang – When you combine an exclamation mark with a question mark (like this ?!), it is referred to as an interrobang.

14. Columella Nasi – The space between your nostrils is called columella nasi.

15. Armscye – The armhole in clothes, where the sleeves are sewn, is called armscye.

16. Dysania – The condition of finding it difficult to get out of the bed in the morning is called dysania.

17. Griffonage – Unreadable hand-writing is called griffonage (Are you reading this dear doctors?)

18. Tittle – The dot over an “i” or a “j” is called tittle.

19. Crapulence – That utterly sick feeling you get after eating or drinking too much is called crapulence.

20. Bannock Device – The metallic device used to measure your feet at the shoe store is called Bannock device.

HOW MANY OF THE ABOVE DID YOU ALREADY KNOW ☺

Author: Manjushree Sudheendra

I am Manjushree Sudheendra studying in 10th Standard in St. Teresa's School, Santacruz, Mumbai

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